The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee is requesting interviews with Donald Trump Jr. and others involved with President Trump’s campaign about their June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised to provide damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Media outlets revealed Tuesday that an eighth guest was at the meeting: Ike Kaveladze, an American-based executive at a company run by a Russian real estate oligarch with ties to Vladimir Putin. The meeting also included Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, and a Russian-American lobbyist, among others. We discuss the revelation of Kaveladze’s presence and its implications for the ongoing investigations into Russian election interference. We’ll also discuss the news that President Trump had a previously undisclosed, private meeting with Putin at the G20 summit in Germany.
Tamara Keith, NPR White House correspondent
Devlin Barrett, The Washington Post national security reporter
Eric Bates, The New Republic editor
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